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Another day another vulnerability. This time we're dealing with network-attached storage hardware provider QNAP. Interestingly though, this particular vulnerability isn't entirely QNAP's fault. It's PHP. Yes, a vulnerability has been found in PHP versions 7.1.x when below 7.1.33, 7.2.x when below 7.2.24, and 7.3.x... Read more...
It's not unusual for bad actors to inject PDF files with malware. We were reminded of this just two months ago when HP Wolf Security warned in an article titled "PDF malware is not yet dead" of a Snake keylogger campaign. To make matters worse, security researchers at Minerva Labs uncovered some weird behavior within... Read more...
If you're in the business world you've heard of Cisco. If you're in the consumer world, you probably still have heard of Cisco, or at least have probably used one of the company's products, especially considering it acquired about 218 organizations since 1993. The most well known consumer product organization acquired... Read more...
Would it truly be 2022 if we were not informed of at least one data breach each week? Sadly, no institution is safe from the hands of bad actors. Flagstar Bank recently disclosed that 1.5 million of its customers were impacted by a data breach. The data breach occurred between December 3rd and December 4th, 2021... Read more...
There's a good chance that you're running multiple operating systems across your various electronic devices. Perhaps Windows or macOS on your main desktop PC or laptop, and iOS or Android on your smartphone. And maybe your significant other is entrenched in a different ecosystem than you. Whatever the case, Microsoft... Read more...
Samsung is consolidating two of its software services, Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass, into a single Samsung Wallet digital platform. This will allow Galaxy device owners to securely and more easily manage their digital keys, boarding passes, identification cards, loyalty cards, and more in one mobile application. The... Read more...
Ransomware is bad news not only because it can cause business-ending disruptions, as in the case of Abraham Lincoln College, but also because the actors behind ransomware attacks often exfiltrate data from compromised systems in addition to encrypting the data on said machines. Ransomware gangs tend to use this stolen... Read more...
There are millions of Android apps in Google Play, and while there are safeguards in place to keep malicious ones from sneaking in, a few bad apples inevitably creep through the door. When that happens, millions of devices can end up infected. A recent security report called attention to a handful of them that have... Read more...
If you own a modern desktop PC or laptop, or even one that's a bit older, you're probably affected by a newly discovered family of side-channel attack vectors that have been dubbed Hertzbleed. In separate security advisories, Intel confirmed that all of its x86 processors including Alder Lake are vulnerable to... Read more...
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) researchers say they have discovered an unpatchable vulnerability affecting Apple's custom Arm-based M1 silicon at the chip's last level of defense. Since it is not possible to patch out the flaw, are owners of M1 devices sitting ducks? Not... Read more...
If you thought AMD would only talk about dollars and cents at its Financial Analyst Day event, think again. Sure, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su shared plenty of data on TAM growth opportunities and ongoing investments, but it’s all predicated on a wide-ranging portfolio of compute and graphics products for both consumer and... Read more...
Yesterday, we reported on a data breach at Shields Health Care Group that resulted in the theft of personal information belong to 2 million Americans. Oftentimes, data stolen in breaches like this end up on online forums or marketplaces where cybercriminals buy and sell these ill-gotten gains. Lately, US law... Read more...
Personal information is also valuable information, as personal data in the wrong hands can empower cybercriminals to commit identity theft and fraud. However, even those who take important steps to secure their personal information can have it exposed when an employer, health care provider, government agency, or other... Read more...
We're halfway into 2022 and security researchers have started to publish data on emerging trends in cyber-security. The emerging trend that seems to be catching researchers attention today happens to be related to the largest, widest, and most diverse distribution of computing devices on the planet, mobile... Read more...
Malware and virus threats are practically commonplace, even a daily occurrence for some users these days. Unfortunately for many users in the Microsoft ecosystem, leveraging popular Office applications is a common security attack vector for many of the ne'er-do-wells of the Internet. In that regard, Microsoft's... Read more...
Another week, another malware attack vector has become increasingly popular amongst malicious software distributors. The vector has existed since late 2021, but it is potentially bad for Linux enthusiasts who use Windows. Said attack vector that has gained in popularity is a utilization of the Windows Subsystem for... Read more...
The only real certainties in life are death, taxes, and scammers trying to swindle you out of your money. In the digital age, that means phishing scams run rampant, as it's a relatively low effort and potentially high reward ruse. Some efforts are more convincing than others, perhaps such as the one that is targeting... Read more...
Windows updates are typically supposed to patch security holes, add new features, improve performance, increase stability, or offer some combination of all those things. They're not supposed to leave your PC in worse shape then before they were installed, though that sometimes happens. That's the case right now for... Read more...
Barring any regulatory hurdles, Broadcom is buying virtualization giant VMware for around $61 billion in a cash and stock transaction, the two companies announced today. The sale amount is based on the closing price of Broadcom's common stock on May 25, 2022, and as part of the deal the company will assume VMware's $8... Read more...
Google has begun rolling out another update to its Chrome browser on all the major desktop platforms (Windows, Linux, and Mac) and there are at least 32 reasons why you should apply it sooner rather than later. That's the number of security fixes the latest update includes. If you're looking for just one very good... Read more...
Cybersecurity experts are constantly trying to improve user account security. This task can be a difficult one when users don’t take basic steps to secure their own accounts. A recent report found that the most commonly used passwords among business executives are “123456” and “password.” However, even accounts... Read more...
Earlier this month, Clearview AI reached a settlement agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) over the company’s usage of Illinois citizens' biometric data without their consent. Clearview AI sells its recently patented facial recognition technology to both private companies and government agencies... Read more...
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